Depression During the Holidays (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Carlee Wallace

Founder & Owner of: Herbalife Nutrition

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer

Last night I was watching a Christmas movie (I cannot remember the name) and in this movie multiple characters were feeling depressed. This movie got me thinking about why people may experience depression during the holidays and how to prevent it. I feel that our world/society places high expectations on what the holidays should look like.

We should be buying and receiving expensive toys or accessories. We should be surrounded by friends and/or family. Then there is the food and goodies that we should be eating or cooking. I feel that the average human cannot live up to the expectations of the holidays. I for one am not in a financial position to spend an excessive amount on loved one’s gifts. Should I feel guilty? And because I am too pregnant or may be having a baby soon (hopefully before Christmas) my husband and I will be spending Christmas alone.

So how can we escape the seasonal blues? First, do not set high expectations for your holidays. You can plan but do not overly stress yourself out over what is going to make your holidays special. Second, rely on your support team. Let those who care about you help you (it’s as simple as talking to someone). Third, maybe try something different. If you are getting too stressed over all the cooking/baking, cut back or even buy some goodies. Fourth and last, remember what the holidays mean. Do not get lost in the material things but sit down and ponder the meaning behind the season.

Love you all and wishing you peace filled holidays!

Article Credits: Carlee Wallace

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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